Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual: Checking the steering head

Yamaha YZF-R125 Service Manual / Chassis / Steering head / Checking the steering head

1. Wash:

  • Bearings
  • Bearing races

2. Check:

  • Bearings
  • Bearing races Damage/pitting →Replace.

3. Replace:

  • Bearings
  • Bearing races

a. Remove the bearing races from the steering head pipe with a long rod "1" and hammer.

b. Remove the bearing race from the lower bracket with a floor chisel "2" and hammer.

c. Install a new dust seal and new bearing races.

CAUTION:

If the bearing races are not installed properly, the steering head pipe could be damaged.

NOTE:

  • Always replace the bearings and bearing races as a set.
  • Whenever the steering head is disassembled, replace the dust seal.

Checking the steering head


4. Check:

  • Upper bracket
  • Lower bracket (along with the steering stem) Bends/cracks/damage →Replace.
    Removing the lower bracket
    1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. WARNINGSecurely support the vehicle so that there is no danger of it falling over. 2. Remove: Upper ring nut Rubber washer Lower r ...

    Installing the steering head
    1. Lubricate: Upper bearing Lower bearing Bearing races 2. Install: Lower ring nut Rubber washer Upper ring nut Lock washer Refer to "CHECKING AND ADJUSTING THE STEERING HEAD ...

    Other materials:

    Checking the spark plug
    1. Remove: Right side cover Refer to "GENERAL CHASSIS" on page 4-1. 2. Disconnect: Spark plug cap 3. Remove: Spark plug CAUTION:Before removing the spark plug, blow away any dirt accumulated in the spark plug well with compressed air to prevent it from falling ...

    Chain drive
    Removing the drive chain 1. Stand the vehicle on a level surface. WARNINGSecurely support the vehicle so that there is no danger of it falling over. NOTE: Place the vehicle on a suitable stand so that the rear wheel is elevated. ...

    Troubleshooting details
    This section describes the measures per fault code number displayed on the FI diagnostic tool. Check and service the items or components that are the probable cause of the malfunction following the order given. After the check and service of the malfunctioning part have been completed, re ...

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